Astronomy Activity: Craters on the Earth and Moon

Astronomy Activity: Craters on the Earth and Moon

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
Make craters on models of the Moon and Earth in this fun outreach activity. Investigate the properties of Earth that hide past cratering events, such as  movement of the crust, erosion, water, and a protective atmosphere. This is a great activity to do outside, or inside with the help of a protective tarp;  this activity can get a bit messy, much like a real cratering event!

Uploaded: November 2010

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Tutorial: Craters on the Earth and Moon

Demonstration of the activity.

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Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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Target Audience